Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Plate that Helps You Lose Weight?

Here's another one to file under "crazy but true". Imagine this: a plate that takes the guesswork out of portion control and actually helps you slim down and slenderize. According to the makers of the "Diet Plate", it provides a “visual management of your daily intake of food" by showing you exactly how much and where to place the different components of your meal.

One obvious downfall to this system is the creators' claim that you can eat essentially whatever you like without considering carbs, fat, protein or even calories. If anyone thinks that all they have to do is fit their foods into the appropriate slots on the plate and they will lose weight, they're dead wrong- it obviously depends on what foods are being consumed and how they're being cooked!

One great feature of this product is the fact that it teaches total beginners "portion control 101" which is an essential life skill, especially these days with horrendously large portion sizes being offered up left and right. The plates come in men's, women's and children's sizes (complete with pictures of wizards on them), too! Before long, portion control will be as easy as knowing your ABC's. Plus, I love the large section for 'veggies' and the fact that it reminds users to include the different food groups into their diets in sensible portions.

All this and the fact that the plates are totally cute? I'd buy one just for fun!